St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, August 26, The 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, "A Hard Saying"
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG

ST. APOLLINARIS PARISH BARBECUE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, AFTER THE 4:30 PM MASS
We would like to borrow some décor items for the parish picnic. If you have a lifesaver or some blow-up inner tubes or large fish nets could we borrow them for the picnic? Call Sara 226-7712. Thanks very much!

PARISH BBQ HELPERS NEEDED - CAN YOU HELP?
Many helpers will be needed for this event, including food preparation, beverage stand, set up, tear down. You may sign up by calling the parish office at (707) 257-2555 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - MONDAYS AT 3:00 PM
Toward the end of the school year, many students began praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm for a friend who was in the hospital. Join us throughout the summer months on Mondays at 3:00 pm in front of the tabernacle – for their intentions and your intentions.

REGISTRATION FOR THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM: SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 / 26
Registration will be held in the parish hall following all the Masses for pre-school and elementary programs. If your child is enrolling in our First Communion program, please bring a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate and Birth Certificate. For more informaiton, Please call Laura Schafle at the religious education office, (707)255-7200.

SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD - WE NEED HELPERS
We are looking for more help for our Pre-School Children’s Program. If you think you can help with either the 9:00 am or 10:30 am classes, Please call Laura Schafle at the religious education office, (707)255-7200. Rotating schedules are available with other teachers (every third week or once a month).

CATECHISTS AND TEACHER AIDES NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers as catechists and aides – anyone who might be interested in working with our after-school classes Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm. No experience needed, the information for each class is in a Teacher's Guide. We are also looking for anyone interested in helping with the Sunday program for 3 and 4 year olds during the 9:00 am and 10:30 am Masses. Please call Laura Schafle at the religious education office, (707)255-7200.

ANNUAL CYO SIGN-UPS
Annual St. Apollinaris Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Sign-ups: August 14 -21 Cost: $225.00
Enrollment website: http://stapollinariscyo.sportngin.com/

history04.jpg11 DAYS OF PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – MARCH 18 - 28, 2019
Please join Father Bala and two others priests on this pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Round Trip from San Francisco costing per person $3,200. This pilgrimage is open for all, young and adult. And it is open not only for Catholics but also to our brethren belonging to different Christian denominations. To register and get more particulars of the pilgrimage contact Ashley Huss at (707) 257-4528 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FATHER DAVID IS ON PILGRIMAGE IN IRELAND
Please pray for Fr. David as he serves as chaplain to a pilgrimage group of 20 young adults from August 9 - 20. He will also be praying in return for you as he visits the holy sites of Ireland. View his photos online here.

BLESSING OF GRAPES AND FIRST FRUITS OF THE HARVEST
The end of summer marks harvest time. The month of August traditionally includes the blessing of grapes and first fruits of the harvest. In England, the first day of August is called "Lammas," from Old English "hlāfmæsse" or "loaf mass" when the first fruits of the wheat harvest were blessed. In the Christian East, on the Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6, grapes are blessed. But any day is a good day for a blessing! Please contact Fr. David at the parish office (707)257-2555 if you are interested.

HOMEBOUND COMMUNION
St A’s has a team of volunteers who take communion to parishioners who are homebound---this can be a tempo- rary situation like after surgery or illness, or sometimes parishioners are simply not able to get out of their house for church. If you know of someone who might like to receive communion at home, please call the rectory 257- 2555 and we’ll do our best to accommodate that. This team also serves communion to Catholic patients in our assisted living facilities in Napa; if you might be inter- ested in helping out with this ministry, please call the rectory 257-2555. Thank you!

WOMEN'S GUILD MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND RENEWAL
Join us for a fun and rewarding year as a member of St. A's Women's Guild. Membership is open for both renewals and first timers for the 2018-2019 year. If you join by September 18, you will be eligible for the $50 early membership drawing. Guild members will be available to answer questions on the weekends of August 18 / 19, August 25 / 26, and September 9 /10. Blue registration forms are at the back of the church now.

EXPLORE THE HEROIC LIFE OF A MODERN DAY AMERICAN MYSTIC - VIEW THE PROGRAM ON FORMED.ORG
Watch the gripping story of Blessed Solanus Casey's simple and unshakable faith. Solanus Casey: Priest, Porter, Prophet tells the life of this holy man through interviews with his friends, colleagues, eyewitnesses, biographers, and direct recipients of his healing and prophecy. View the program on FORMED.ORG

NOVENA FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE - AUGUST 3 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28
From Friday, August 3, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018, the weekly Call to Prayer will be adapted as a nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the intention of the novena. 

30113952.jpgCAN YOU HELP US TO UPGRADE OUR MUSIC BOOKS FOR THE 5:30 PM SUNDAY YOUTH MASS?
The books we're using for the 5:30 pm Sunday youth Mass are so far out of date that they still use the "old" translation of the Mass from almost 10 years ago. Also, they are paperbacks and have seen better days. Help us raise $5,000 to buy new, hardback books with the "new" Mass translation and new music. Questions? Contact Fr. David. If you want to donate, please write "5:30 pm Song Books" on the comment line. Thank you!

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, also known as RCIA, is the process by which non-Catholics are prepared for reception into the Roman Catholic Church. For information, please call the Parish Office (707)257-2555. Classes begin in September.

54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA - AUGUST 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 7
Please join us in praying a 54 Day Rosary Novena for our country from August 15 (the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) through October 7 (the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.) Individuals and families can pray the Rosary daily for our country, just like has been done recently in Poland, Ireland, Italy, Britain, and Australia. October 7, a Rosary Coast-to-Coast will be prayed beginning at 1:00 pm Pacific Time. Join thousands of Catholic in praying for Our Lady’s powerful intercession. For more information visit http://rosarycoasttocoast.com
 

marriage-encounter1.pngMARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND – FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 - SUNDAY AUGUST 26 IN SACRAMENTO
A Marriage Encounter weekend is an amazing opportunity to get away with your spouse and to focus on your relationship with each other and with God. Learn tools needed to deepen these relationships. The next weekend is August 24 - 26 in Sacramento. For information call (916)489-3464 or go to http://www.sacramentowwme.org.

LECTIO: EUCHARIST - UNVEILING SCRIPTURE AND TRADITION - FORMED.ORG VIDEO
"The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ" ... these are phrases we know from the Mass. Do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? Discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation. View the program at FORMED.ORG

THE FORTIETH ANNUAL OAKVILLE CARMELITE MONASTERY BENEFIT DINNER - SEPTEMBER 9, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This year marks the 40th Annual Carmelite Benefit Dinner. Tickets are available at the Carmelite Monastery, 20 Mount Carmel Dr., Oakville, on September 9, from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. For information call (707) 944-2454 between 10 am and 4 pm.

ONE FAMILY IN MISSION - 2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN MINISTRY APPEAL 
We currently have pledges of $68,127.00 toward our goal of $71,812.00. A total of 139 parish families have made pledges. Any amount donated over our assessed goal will be returned to our parish. Thank you for your generosity.

DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!

SEMINARIANS BURSE - SUPPORT DIOCESAN VOCATIONS 
Bishop Vasa has created a Seminarian's Burse to assist in the costs of educating tomorrow's priests. Donations may be made in memory of a departed priest. Donations have already been made in memory of Monsignor William Hynes (1925-2018) and Father Michael Kelly (1951-2015).

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT ALL THE LAYERS OF VESTMENTS THE PRIEST WEARS ARE ABOUT?
Each of the vestments has a history, a meaning, and a prayer associated with it. Click here for a handy PDF guide (suitable for coloring, too!) detailing the names, meaning, and prayer for each of the items a priest wears during Mass.

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by the St. Apollinaris Evangelization Team
Free of Charge. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
 
 
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AUGUST 19, 9:30 AM
Greg Tarcynski
"Being and Time"
 
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SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 AM
Deacon Roger Hogan

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OCTOBER 20, 9:30 AM
Tom Riley
"Dracula, Vampires, and Catholic Doctrine"

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

 

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE — STARTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Why not make the intention of spending one hour a week in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer?
Join us this Wed for opening prayer at 9:00 am
Call Chris at (707)252-0191 to sign up.

Walk for Life Bus Trip - San Francisco - January

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.